Definition of Trimethoprim

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) An antibiotic, ''5-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)pyrimidine-2,4-diamine'', used against, among other infections, those of the urinary tract. ¹



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Definition of Trimethoprim

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Medical Definition of Trimethoprim

1. A drug that inhibits the reduction of dihydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate (a later step than that inhibited by sulphonamides). Selective for some bacterial dihydrofolate reductases and often used in conjunction with sulphonamides. (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trimethoprim

trimesters
trimestral
trimestrial
trimetallic
trimetaphan camsylate
trimetazidine
trimeter
trimeters
trimethadione
trimethaphan
trimethaphan camsylate
trimethidium methosulfate
trimethobenzamide
trimethobenzamide hydrochloride
trimethobenzamides
trimethoprim (current term)
trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole combination
trimethoprim resistance
trimethoprims
trimethoxyamphetamine
trimethoxyamphetamines
trimethyl
trimethylacetate
trimethylacetates
trimethylacetic acid
trimethylaluminum
trimethylamine
trimethylamine-coenzyme M methyltransferase
trimethylamines

Literary usage of Trimethoprim

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1. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"One milliliter (40 milligrams of trimethoprim and 200 milligrams of sulfadiazine) ... Two milliliters (160 milligrams of trimethoprim and 800 milligrams of ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Low-dose intermittent trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection ..."

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